Brucellosis infection in India too
Researchers claim that an average of 1 million people are infected each year
The mortality rate is 2 percent
Infection from farm animals
The risk of human-to-human transmission is low
Experts advise testing at a massive rate
Can be scarier than covidar
In the shadow of the corona, we are slipping towards another danger. The name of the danger is brucellosis. Some people may have heard the name of this new bacterial infectious disease. But, many people may not know that brucellosis is much more terrible than corona. At the moment the whole world is watching the coronavirus. The world is counting the number of infections and deaths every day. This will continue until the effective vaccine arrives. With this opportunity, brucellosis is gradually gaining ground.
If so, is the world waiting for another epidemic? But that’s what scientists fear. And if it does take the form of an epidemic, scientists claim, it will be several times more dangerous than Kovid-19. But India has no way to sit idly by. Because, these new infectious bacteria have already entered our country. Not to be called for unnecessary intimidation. Brucellosis has really melted its head in India. Kovid taught us what could happen if we were not careful in the beginning.
China’s Wuhan gave us coronavirus. Don’t go beyond the borders of China to say how horrible it is to the outside world. This brucellosis bacterium has also just been caught in China. New bacterial infections have spread to northwestern China. Thousands of Chinese test reports have already come positive.
According to the National Health Commission (NHC) in Lanzhou, the capital of China’s Gansu Province, 3,245 people have been infected with brucellosis so far. Initially, 1,401 positive reports were received. Fortunately, however, no one in China has yet died from this bacterial infection. If it was confined to China, it would be a relief to be able to breathe a sigh of relief. According to sources, this new bacterial infection has already been detected in India. It affects humans as well as animals.
Brucellosis is caused by a group of bacteria belonging to the genus Brucella. From humans to animals – no one is immune to these bacteria. These deadly bacteria can spread directly to the human body from the fluids of infected animals. Unpasteurized dairy products can also spread the infection from polluted air.
According to health experts, the possibility of human-to-human transmission is extremely rare. However, everything from contaminated food to breathing in areas where bacteria are present can spread the infection. Breastfeeding a baby can even spread the bacteria through sexual intercourse. Even if it is cut and spread, this new bacterial infection can occur from there.
There is a preliminary idea that the bacteria spread to China from the Zhangmu Lanzhou Biological Pharmaceutical Factory between late June and August last year. Humans as well as sheep, cows, goats, pigs, dogs can be infected.
Symptoms can take days to months after infection. Fever, joint pain, weakness, loss of appetite, headache, sweating are common symptoms of this bacterial infection. It is similar to the symptoms of Kovid-19 and flu. Symptoms such as spondylitis, arthritis, and swelling of the testicles may also occur.
Although there is no cure for COVID 19, there are several antibiotics used to treat brucellosis. However, there is no vaccine-like Kovid.
Experts say that it can be treated with antibiotics. It can take weeks to months to recover. There is a possibility of re-infection even after that. The best way to avoid infection is to stay away from raw dairy products. You have to be careful when working with animals.
According to researchers, the spread of brucellosis in India has just begun. An average of 1 lakh people are being infected every year. Mortality rate is 2 percent. The infection is spread from cows, goats, pigs and buffaloes of the farm. After thousands of infections were detected in China, experts warn that brucellosis tests should be started at a massive rate in India now. Otherwise another epidemic like coronavirus is waiting for time.